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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 876 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the performance and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Views about the energy efficiency and reliability are mixed. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and shutter.

usability, portability, image quality, price, performance

shutter, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 534 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the performance and image quality. The portability and price also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder and shutter. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, performance

shutter, viewfinder

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Red)Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch LCD (Red)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 is a sub-$180 compact camera featuring a wide-angle lens with an 8x zoom and HD movie capture and, really, that's all. That might sound like a complaint, but it's not. It does what it does well, and though there's room for...

Easy to use; flexible lens in a compact metal body; very good value for features, performance, and photo quality.

Feature set might be too basic for some.

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FH20 is a very good value for anyone in need of a basic point-and-shoot with a midrange zoom.

Oct, 2010

Recommended

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS30 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS30 (also known as the DMC-FH20) is a slim and stylish digital camera with a versatile 8x, 28-224mm optical zoom lens. The FS30 also features a a 2.7-inch LCD screen and can record HD movies in 1280 x 720p at 30fps. The 14.1...

So apart from the smaller screen, lack of touch panel operation, and slightly different button layout at the back, the Panasonic FS33 and FS30 are one camera and the same, with a modest price difference. For a manufacturer's suggested £179.99 and with...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS30 / FH20

 

The Panasonic Lumix FS30 / FH20 is an affordable compact super-zoom camera with an 8x optical range, 14 Megapixel sensor and 2.7 inch screen.It can shoot 720p HD video and has plenty of automatic features like face detection AF and scene recognition...

8x stabilized optical zoom., Dedicated Intelligent Auto mode button., Fast and accurate scene recognition., Good low light performance

Dated styling with switches., Poor flash performance., Poor menu design., No zoom while filming video

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Dave Stevenson (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix FS30 review

 

New FS30 offers a sweet blend of image quality and performance

Good image quality ; No shutter lag ; Crisp video

A little too light ; Screen could be nicer ; Not the most desirable design

The megapixel wars are over, or so they say.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Panasonic DMC FS30

 

I really like this camera. It offers some extra zoom and takes excellent snaps. I found it easy to use and struggled to find anything I did not like about it. If you are looking for a smaller compact camera with some extra zoom then this one is a good...

Ease of use - picture quality - High Definition movies

There are no areas that stand out

Jun, 2010

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS30

 

Need a slinky little compact to slip in your pocket ready for summer? The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS30 could be the right camera at the right price.

Slim and small; Faster focusing; Nice colour rendition

Noise problems appear early

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Works

 

bye

Great

NONE

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH20 Black 14 MP 2.7" 230K LCD 8X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera

 

great compact point and shoot camera

none

Mar, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Camera

 

Bought this camera for a trip to Rome, Italy. Very pleased with it. About as good as it gets for $100 point and shoot camera. It even took good pictures inside the Vatican Museum where flash has to be turned off.

Took great pictures indoors and out

Only file type I could save pictures as was .JPG. Other than that, no negatives

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Poor quality

 

Definitely sending this one back to newegg.

Newegg fast shipping

Bought this product as an upgraded and boy was i disappointed. Pictures at all setting were noisy and were no way as sharp as the ones taken with the camera I intended to replace. The menu is also quiet clunky and a chore to navigate

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:740
Battery life (CIPA standard):300 / 310
Battery performance:740
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power Requirements:110 - 240 V
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Calendar: Yes
Camera playback:Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails / Slide show
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating / Resizing, Trimming
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Black&White, Sepia, Vivid
Playback zoom:16
Playback zoom (max):16
Scene modes:beach, Candlelight, Children, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Night portrait, party (indoor), Portrait, self-portrait, Sports, Sunset / Beach, Candlelight, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Sunset / beach, Candlelight, Cuisine, Fireworks, Night, Night portrait, party (indoor), Portrait, Sunset
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Silver / Violet
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Field of view:100

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):39.4 - 126
Flash range (wide):23.6 - 228.3

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Single Auto Focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):2 -?
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.5 -?
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):1 - ∞ / 1 -?
Macro focusing range (wide):0.05 - ∞ / 0.05 -?
Normal focusing range:0.5 - ∞ / 0.5 - ∞/2 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):2 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.5 - ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:32 / 67.5
Digital Zoom:4 / 8
Focal length range (f-f):0.197 - 1.57
Lens structure:9/7
Lens structure (elements/groups):9/7
Maximum aperture number:5.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):8.82
Minimum aperture number:3.3
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.1
Optical Zoom:4 / 8

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:40

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 8.82
Aperture range (F-F):3.3 - 5.9
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera effective resolution:14.1
Camera shutter speed:8 - 1/1600 / 8 - 1/1600, 1.2
Compatible operating systems:Win/Mac
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.94 x 2.22 x 1.09
Effective sensor resolution:14.1
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 8.82
Frame: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0 (Mini-B), AV Output NTSC
Light exposure type:Program AE
Power supply type:AC
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 Edition\nQuickTime\nAdobe Reader

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image Sensor Size:1/2.33
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4320 x 3240
Megapixel:14.1 / 14.5
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1920,3648 x 2736,4320 x 2432,4320 x 2880 / 640 x 480,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1920,3648 x 2736,4320 x 2432,4320 x 2880,4320 x 3240
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/1600
Slowest camera shutter speed:8

Video

HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:320 x 240,640 x 480,848 x 480,1280 x 720

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.09 / 2.22
Dimensions (W x D x H):3.94 x 1.09 x 2.22
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):3.94 x 1.09 x 2.22
Height:1.09 / 2.22
Pallet weight:0.3
Pallet weight (imperial):0.3
Weight:4.87 / 5.57 / 5.64
Width:3.94